Thick smoke hangs over part of Russia (top) and China (left) in this modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite on April 10, 2003. Fires are burning throughout the region, and have been marked with red dots. Smoke from the fires is spreading eastward toward Japan, especially noticeable around Hokkaido, at right center edge.
The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS' maximum spatial resolution of rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2003100-0410/NChina.A2003100.0200.250m.jpg 250 meters.
Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC